An experimental phased-array microwave antenna assembly includes an array of eight patch antenna elements connected to Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) phase shifters, by means of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Design Study of a C-Band Crestatron

A design study of a crestatron that would operate in the frequency range from 3 to 6 GHz (which overlaps with the C band) has been performed. The basic crestatron concept was developed during the...

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SPBooth 423

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced the SQL-1.8 SQUIGGLE piezoelectric linear motor that travels up to 7 mm per second and pushes axial loads of up to 30 grams. It measures 1.8 × 1.8 × 6 mm. New...

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Booth 823

Laser Components IG (Hudson, NH) offers the SAT family of Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes targeted for the 1.06-micron detection region. The photodiodes feature quantum efficiency at 1,064 nm and low dark current and optimum...

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Booth 1224

Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) offers multimode, single-mode, and graded index optical fibers, as well as design and engineering of assemblies with custom and standard endfittings/ connectors and outer jackets to tailor a product to technical requirements. The company also designs and manufactures 2D and V-Groove arrays, cables...

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Booth 404

Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products (Cincinnati, OH) offers standard and custom environmental test chambers for measuring temperature cycling, humidity, thermal shock, accelerated stress-screening, AGREE vibration, altitude,...

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B&W Tek (Newark, DE) has introduced the MiniRam II portable Raman spectrometer, a lightweight, battery operated Raman instrument with a 10-cm-1 spectral resolution in 175 - 3100 cm-1 Raman shift range, with a stabilized 785-nm...

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Booth 509

Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) offers motion simulators, multi-axis gimbal systems, singleand multi-axis positioning systems, and advanced control systems. These include systems for angular testing/calibration of satellite sensors,...

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Booth 520

Boulder Imaging (Louisville, CO) provides VisionRecorder systems for real-time digital video recording, image processing, analysis, and archiving. Complete systems support any number of simultaneous video inputs (HOTLink,...

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Booth 305

Deposition Sciences (Santa Rosa, CA) offers expanded optical coating services in the Infrared spectrum for defense applications. Coating capabilities range from the ultraviolet (UV), through the visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), middle-infrared (MIR or IR), and to the farinfrared (FIR). The companyís patented MicroDyn reactive...

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Booth 803

FLIR Systems Thermography Div. (North Billerica, MA) offers the SC8000 IR camera that produces images with output of 1024 × 1024 pixels at 132 frames per second. The mega-pixel camera is designed for advanced scientific...

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The IS-1200 LandHawk inertial-optical helmet tracking system for ground vehicles and aircrafts is available from InterSense (Bedford, MA). The system is a 6-degrees-of-freedom, wide-area, vision-inertial, self-tracking system for...

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Hermes high-power, QWI-enabled, 8- and 9-nm QCW laser bars and stacked arrays are available from Intense Ltd. (North Brunswick, NJ). Utilizing Quantum Well Intermixing (QWI) technology, the company offers laser products such as...

Honeywell Aerospace has developed the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on ducted-fan technology that recently was deployed in Iraq to identify...

An airman riding as part of a convoy escort team in Iraq keys his radio microphone to check in with his base, and hears nothing but dead air. The U.S. Air Force is leading a joint...

A research program has made progress toward the development of schemes for protection against faults in next-generation DC zonal shipboard electrical systems (DC SESs) and for...

A DC-to-DC power converter, nominally rated for a power of 180 W, an input potential of 28 V, an output potential of 270 V, and a maximum operating temperature of 200°C has been...

Briefs: Information Technology
Simulation of a Flywheel Energy-Storage System

A computational model has been developed to simulate the operation of a laboratory flywheel energy-storage system that is a subsystem of the Flywheel Attitude Control, Energy Transmission, and Storage (FACETS) system located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The FACETS, which includes three...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A Comparison of SiC-Based Devices for Use as Power Switches

A report details a survey of the state of technological development and commercial availability of SiC-based electronic devices that has been performed to evaluate the suitability of such devices as power switches in present and future applications in which high reliability and/or...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Advances in Organic-Based Electronic Devices

A program of research has addressed multiple topics in the field of electronic and optoelectronic devices based on polymers and other organic substances, with special attention to memory devices...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
AlxInyGa1-x-yN Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Triodes

Light-emitting triodes (LETs) have been the focus of a program of research with a goal of increasing the quantum efficiencies of ultraviolet-lightemitting devices implemented in the...

Liquid resins that are suitable for use in molding composite- material structural panels and that contain and emit smaller amounts of air-polluting volatile organic compounds than do...

Briefs: Materials
Some Advances in High-Temperature Superconductor Coatings

Several advances were made in a program focused on the science and technology of high-temperature superconductors [especially yttrium barium copper oxide ("YBCO")] deposited on normal electrical conductors. This program was part of a continuing effort to develop superconductor-coated...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Future of Space Propulsion

A paper presents an overview of state of the art of space propulsion, oriented toward attempting to understand recent history in order to make some predictions about future developments. As used here, "space propulsion" refers generally to what are now called "spacelift" and "spacecraft propulsion." Further, as...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Wheel-Leg Mobile Robots

Mini-Whegs™ are small mobile robots, designed according to abstracted cockroach locomotion principles, that can run and can climb obstacles taller than themselves. Mini-Whegs are derived from larger mobile...

Progress has been reported in research oriented toward the goal of fabricating arrays of interconnected single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that could serve as probes for measuring...

Briefs: Medical
Toward High-Performance Neural Control of Prosthetic Devices

A program of basic and applied research in neuroscience is dedicated to (1) advancing fundamental understanding of how the human brain plans and executes arm movements and (2) designing and building high-performance neural prostheses for controlling arm prostheses. The basic-research...

During 2007, progress was made on several fronts in a research program oriented toward developing capabilities for biocompatible and biomimetic self-assembly of nanostructures that...

Progress has been made toward meeting several technical challenges in a continuing effort to develop “smart dust” sensors for remote detection of chemical and biological agents....

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